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60th Birthday Party Ideas

Need fabulous 60th birthday party ideas to plan an unforgettable 60th birthday party for a parent, spouse, or friend? There are all kinds of inventive 60th birthday ideas you can find to plan a terrific party. However, you don't need to look that far for inspiration for 60th birthday themes. One creative idea is to seek inspiration from the year in which the guest of honor was born! For example, if your mother was born in 1951, give her a 50s-themed party. 

  • Set the scene. When you're planning a 60th birthday party based on the year or decade in which the guest of honor was born, it will be important to really set the scene for the event. To do this, incorporate music, clothing, hairstyles, and food from that era. Search online and check out old tv shows and movies set in that decade to get a feel for how to decorate and dress. You can also download muisc from that era to remind the guest of honor of their childhood. For example, host your party at an old diner or set up your backyard to look like an old-school drive-in.
  • Add personal touches. One of the most thoughtful 60th birthday party ideas you can do is to make a slideshow of family photos, vacations, and other important memories to play during the 60th birthday party. While you dig through the photos, you might even find a baby picture of the guest of honor that you can blow up to put on the 60th birthday cake or even use to create personalized favors!
  • Make it a roast. Other ideas for the 60th birthday party include showing turning the 60th birthday into a roast, in which everyone at the party (or anyone who feels comfortable) is asked to tell as funny story about the guest of honor. Depending on the size of the party, you may want to ask specific people to participate. Otherwise, the roast could go on for too long.

Now that you're armed with some terrific 60th birthday party ideas, it's time to invite your guests. Get your guests into the birthday spirit by sending free birthday invitations to inform them how to prepare for the party. Don't forget to mention if it's a surprise party or not. With a big one such as 60, it could go either way. Make sure it's clear so you don't have someone ruin the surprise!

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